Textual Surprises

11th International Connotations Symposium
Textual Surprises
Universitaetskolleg Bommerholz
List of Participants and Papers (in alphabetical order)
  • Catherine Addison (University of Zululand): “The Spondee as a Textual Surprise”
  • Neil Browne, PhD, Assistant Professor of English ( University of Oregon ): “Material Markers of Change in William Dean Howells’ The Rise of Silas Lapham
  • Prof. Dr. Christiane Bimberg (Universität Dortmund): “Redefinitions and Reversals of Childhood and Old Age in a South Africa of Transition: J. M. Coetzee’s Age of Iron
  • Prof. Maurice Charney (New York, Rutgers University): [“Textual Surprise in Measure for Measure“]
  • Prof. Donald Cheney (University of Massachusetts , Amherst): “Found in Translation: Gascoigne’s Supposes and the Comedy of Error”
  • Prof. Dr. David Fishelov (Hebrew University Jerusalem, Comparative Literature): “Surprised by Virtue: Robinson Crusoe and ‘The Other'”
  • Prof. Teresa Gibert (University of Madrid): “Resisting Conventional Narrative Closure in Kate Chopin’s Fiction: The Surprise Ending of ‘Désirée’s Baby'”
  • Maik Goth (Wiss. Mitarbeiter, Ruhr-Universität Bochum): “John Lanchester’s The Debt to Pleasure: An Aesthetics of Textual Surprise”
  • Prof. William Harmon (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): “Tender Is What Night? How the Boy Who Killed His Mother Became the Girl Who Was Raped by Her Father: Surprises in the Growth of Fitzgerald’s Fourth Novel”
  • Myrtle Hooper (University of Zululand): “Textual Surprise in Pauline Smith’s The Sinner
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Kearful (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität Bonn): “Form as Surprise in Poetry”
  • Prof. Arthur F. Kinney (University of Massachusetts, Amherst): “Unscrambling Sriprises”
  • Dr. Julian Lethbridge (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen): “Negative Textual Surprise in Spenser’s The Faerie Queene
  • Alexander M. Luxemburg (Rostov State University, Russia): “The Mystery of Vladimir Nabokov’s Sources: Some new Ideas on Lolita ‘s Intertextual Links”
  • Dr. Paul Morris (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken): “Vladimir Nabokov and the Surprise of Poetry”
  • Dr. Margit Peterfy (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz): “Past Oral / Beyond Words: Punning in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams”
  • Prof. Dr. Leona Toker (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities
  • Sven Wagner (Wiss. Mitarbeiter, Ruhr-Universität Bochum): “Surprisingly Divine: Reflections on the Character of Jekyll-Hyde”
  • Angelika Zirker (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen): “Surprising Unsurprises: Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books”
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